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That courage and dedication you so generously share with the world, has inspired me to push myself a little harder, persevere at each task a little longer, dig a little bit deeper to where the answers just “feel” right to both my humanity AND my spirit. Your insights have reinforced my direction and given me additional tools that help me clear my path. I’m wired into my creativity as never before and the new music is pouring out of me faster than I can record and produce it; this is the Un…
Gary
Your site has saved my sanity and my life. Maybe even my marriage. I work part time and have two young boys at home, my husband is supportive of me but until recently I thought I was going crazy. … Reading your writing not only inspires me to pick up the pen again, but gives me nourishment in the deepest places. I will fight for balance. Everything you write is spot on… And wellness is so incredibly multifaceted.  I was ready to give up hope, but understanding myself through your words is bring…
J.K.
Your words are my lifeline.  I sit down to your posts and as I read I can feel my acceptance of myself and my needs grow.  Your words validate my feelings about my life, motherhood, relationships and it is something I hold onto.  And during the times when I feel like I am not able to be a mother or a wife or a sister or a friend or whatever someone needs me to be, I go back to your words and find some peace…I send your posts to my husband when I need him to understand that I love him but I need …
D.R.
I met Brenda and took the MBTI… I had a fairly good understanding of these types before the meeting but was impressed by the depth of knowledge that Brenda shared with me. She clearly has a passion for this work and a gift in imparting the information. There have been doors opened for me because of our talks… — Alan Hintermeister
Alan Hintermeister
Brenda has truly opened up a space for introverted types on the ‘net, and her self-revelations are always inspiring. Her voice is one I always look forward to. She is one of the writers that actually played a part in my return to writing.  — S.E. of Sunflower Solace Farms
S.E. of Sunflower Solace Farms
I think I want to print out your articles and hand them out as a sort of relationship waiver form. “You want to be my friend?….You are interesting in going out? Here read this first. Sign here to acknowledge that you have read and understand the enclosed material. Thank you.” Seriously. I think it would work. — Guerin Moorman
Guerin Moorman
THANK YOU….. you just summed up my swirling thoughts into something i can read with out everything else in my head meshing with it. I finally feel like i can explain what happens within without getting distracted. I’m an Introvert with ADD and it makes it so hard to explain quite what im feeling sometimes. — M.G. on space2live
M.G.
your depth of understanding, and talent at sharing it amaze me. Speechless… and for your sharing of it.. Thank you… deeply. *sigh, its like coming back into my body through acceptance….. Sherrie on space2live
Sherrie
I have been dating an introverted man who I am very in love with for almost 2 years.  Reading your posts have helped me to be more supportive and understanding to him especially during the times when he needs space.  I just wanted to thank you for your weekly posts and let you know how helpful they are for someone who is in a relationship with an introvert. C.M. on space2live
C.M.
For the first time in my life I could truly explain, through your words the way in which I experience life and myself. Brenda… It all fell into place. I had found myself and had such a moment of clarity. It felt like such a big weight was lifted off of my shoulders. Finally I felt like it was ok to be me. I was not the only one. I had found people and a little space where I fit in. … I was at work and crying on the inside. Emotions ran wild inside me. I was ecstatic, sad, confused, motivated, i…
Niko

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Park the Panic:Insomnia Solutions for Incessant Thinkers

By | 2015-09-22T16:07:19+00:00 September 30th, 2011|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Popular Posts|Tags: , , , , , |

The worries usually take hold between two and four A.M. It's a time in my sleep cycle when consciousness rouses me like a tangled bedsheet.  Sometimes this quiet pre-morning arousal is beautiful.  Sometimes it is a time of free-flowing clarity; awareness stripped of distractions and noise.  Other times the peace and gauziness of half-sleep are replaced with the clicks and whirrs of thinking. The [...]

Lose Your Mind and Feel Awesome: How Seth Godin and Steve Jobs Move Us

By | 2015-09-22T16:07:19+00:00 September 23rd, 2011|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts, Idealists and Highly Sensitive People, Spacious Artists|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 I have discovered how powerful it is to stop the barreling bullet train of thoughts that rip through my mind and just FEEL.  In fact, switching from thinking to feeling is an addiction I do not fight, but  feed.  Like all addictions, it feels like I cannot LIVE without it.  It is a difficult habit to maintain because most people find thinking so much [...]

Need Energy? How to Get It Without Caffeine or Extra Sleep

By | 2015-09-22T16:07:19+00:00 September 16th, 2011|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts, Idealists and Highly Sensitive People|Tags: , , , , , |

I entered the ice-blue and transparent Apple store.  The openness and clean lines felt more refreshing than cold. There were plenty of i-products to play with, each subtly leashed to a simple table and pleasingly surrounded by free space.  I glanced around and noticed the store was busy.  At 6pm the afterwork crowd was present but speaking in pleasant, [...]

What If Schools Put Character Building First and Standardized Tests Second?

By | 2015-09-22T16:07:19+00:00 September 9th, 2011|Categories: Parenting, Popular Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson in 1962's movie To Kill a Mockingbird True excellence takes sacrifice, mistakes, and enormous amounts of effort. ~ Rafe Esquith  What if schools focused more on each child’s character development and less on standardized tests?   Rafe Esquith author of Teach Like Your Hair is On Fire uses Lawrence [...]

Two Completely Opposite Ways to Cleanse Your Spirit

By | 2015-09-22T16:07:20+00:00 September 2nd, 2011|Categories: Introverts, Idealists and Highly Sensitive People|Tags: , , , , , , |

I think I get used to, even addicted to, the feelings associated with the end of a long training run.  I love feeling empty, clean, worn out, starving, and sweat-purged. ~Kristin Armstrong, Mother, Marathon Runner, Writer for Runner’s World Magazine   There is something pure and cleansing about immersing yourself in physical exertion. Something that washes [...]

How Quiet Places Could Save the World

By | 2015-11-22T11:17:07+00:00 August 26th, 2011|Categories: Emotions and Energy, Introverts, Idealists and Highly Sensitive People, Personal Evolution, Popular Posts, Spacious Artists|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  Remember when coffee shops were the bohemian or introvert hangouts?  Thanks to Starbucks and the $5 cup of coffee, the scene is a place to, well, be seen AND heard.  It’s everyone’s hangout. More like a 50s malt shop than a setting for poetry readings. I miss the introspective and muted atmosphere. Last week I [...]

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